Office of Research

About the Research Office

Research at the Medical School extends from the basic sciences to translational and clinical research. The Medical School supports this work by providing a variety of funding opportunities, connecting individuals and teams to University and external grant funding, creating and disseminating tools and support strategies, providing information and direction on research space and facilities, and supporting the Centers, Institutes, Programs, and Medical Discovery Teams. The Research Office includes three areas: Strategic Initiatives, Clinical Research Support, and Pre-Award Proposal Development Services.

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Research Office Faculty and Staff


Dr. Timothy Schacker,
Vice Dean for Research
Dr. Peter Crawford,
Associate Dean, Research Operations

Jane Welter, MBA,
Senior Director of Research Strategy and Operations

Pre-Award and Proposal Development Services

Jamie Dillon, MBA,
Director of Pre-Award and Proposal Development Services
Erin Brudvik, MPP,
VA/UMN Research Manager
Jessica Chiovitte, MHSc,
Program Manager

Kristin Hogsett, MPH,
Grants Coordinator

Jordan Webb,
Grants and Contracts Officer

Clinical Research Support

Mahrya Johson, MBA, CCRP,
Director of Clinical Research Support

Julianne Feola, PhD, CCRP,
Research Project Specialist, Greater MN Research Initiative

Amanda Rueter, PhD,
Research Project Specialist

Research Office Staff

Peg Brown,
Director, Facilities Planning

Christina Clarkson,
Project Coordinator

Steph Hulting,
Project Manager

Craig Olson,
Assistant to Tim Schacker, Vice Dean for Research

Stephanie Preekett,
Senior Project Manager

Rosalyn Segal,
Medical Discovery Teams (MDTs)
Administrative Director, Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN)

Laura Seifert,
Operations Director, Institute on Infectious Diseases